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Give a little history lesson! Why do we celebrate Labor Day? This is a great link from the US Department of Labor that will help your children understand what this day is all about! :)

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Child labor in the US - early 1900s. Some boys and girls were so small they had to climb up on to the spinning frame to mend broken threads and to put back the empty bobbins. Bibb Mill No. 1. Macon, Georgia.

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Good video-History of Labor Day, In 1894, Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal holiday after a failed attempt to break up a railroad strike.

Britain's child slaves: They started at 4am, lived off acorns and had nails put through their ears for shoddy work. Yet, says a new book, their misery helped forge Britain

U.K. Industrial Revolution, XIX Century. Child chimney sweeps often had to crawl through holes only 18in wide - and cruel masters would light fires to make them climb faster. Many fell to their deaths

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Find out more about the history of Labor Day, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more. Get all the facts on HISTORY.com

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Free Labor Day activities that you can add to your #roadschooling from appples4theteachers.com :) #LaborDay #labordayforkids

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